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March 5, 2010 • Volume 8, Issue 20 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea
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New policy balances Web 2.0 with security
Region News P02
USAG-Red Cloud P05
USAG-Casey P05
USAG-Yongsan P09
USAG-Humphreys P21
USAG-Daegu P25
TRICARE Standard P02
Sights and Sounds P03
Command Perspective P04
PED Advice P14
TJAG Visit P18
Korean Page P30
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Yongsan Facebook
Fan Photos
By Ian Graham
Special to American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON — Te new policy allowing
access to social media from computers connected
to the Defense Department’s unclassified
network balances the mission value of Web 2.0
tools and the need for security, a top defense
ofcial said.
Since being hired as principal deputy
assistant secretary of defense for public afairs
in June, Price B. Floyd has made waves as the
Pentagon’s “social media czar,” promoting the use
of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social
networking tools to spread the department’s
Floyd explained the new policy announced
last week to participants in a “DoDLive”
bloggers roundtable Monday.
“This means all [Defense Department]
components have been told ... that the default
switch on access is to be open,” Floyd said. “It’s
balanced with the need to be security-conscious
and tells the combatant commands to continue
to deny access to sites when people try to access
them inappropriately.”
Te policy upholds longstanding regulations
denying access to Web sites with inappropriate
content, such as gambling, hate crimes or
pornography, he said. Te new policy also keeps
in the mind the importance of operational
security, which he said becomes more important
because of social media’s reach.
“Don’t say or do anything on these sites
you wouldn’t say or do in any other form of
communication,” he said. “Te people here in
public afairs have started an education campaign
to push out both the fact that we have this new
policy, and the need to use it appropriately.”
He cautioned that certain caveats apply to the
policy. In many areas where servicemembers are
stationed around the world, the infrastructure
simply doesn’t exist to support high-bandwidth
applications such as video streaming, he
“In a place like Afghanistan, bandwidth is
going to be a problem. Just because we have a
new policy, doesn’t mean everything’s open,” he
said. “If we don’t have the bandwidth, we don’t
have the bandwidth.”
Te new policy comes largely as a result of a
culture shift outside the Defense Department,
Floyd said. Tat shift needs to be carried over
into the department’s culture, he added, as
young people, many of whom have grown up
using sites such as MySpace and Facebook, join
the military.
“I think we have work here to do at the
Defense Department,” Floyd said. “People who
are coming into the military take all of this for
granted. Tey can’t imagine a world where one
didn’t have access to these sorts of sites. For those
of us who are a little longer in the tooth, it’s only
been in the past few years that we’ve seen these
developments and discovered how useful they
can be. So we have some education and cultural
shifting to do.”
Along with educating servicemembers on
how to use social media tools appropriately,
Floyd said, some trial and error also must be part
of the process. Because these technologies are
constantly emerging and evolving, he explained,
leaders should be less concerned about being
given step-by-step guidance on how to use each
application and more about fnding what works
best for their unit in their location.
Floyd said he’s been amazed by his own ability
to engage with audiences worldwide using social
media to talk to people he likely will never meet
in person,. Te promise and outcome of Web
2.0 technology is the potential for outreach to
an immense audience with relatively little efort,
he noted.
“For me, this is not so much about ofcial
messaging,” he said. “Tis is about the men and
the women of the armed forces having access
to these ways of communicating. Even on my
own Twitter, which I would say is ofcial, I don’t
communicate ‘ofcial messages.’”
Te early months of the new policy will be a
learning period for everyone, Floyd said. In six
months, he added, a review will lead to further
guidance. For now, though, he encouraged
exploration of social media.
“We shouldn’t be so dogmatic about this
stuf,” he said. “Try new things, see what works.
What works for me here in Washington might
not work on a base somewhere else. I would
encourage people to open a Twitter account,
create a Facebook page, and see what works for
them and their audience.”
Ian Graham works in the Defense Media
Activity’s emerging media directorate.
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Analysis program focuses on preventing combat injuries
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
FORT DETRICK, MD. — Every time a
Servicemember is killed or wounded in combat,
it sets of a sweeping process aimed at identifying
what happened, who perpetrated it and how it
might have been prevented -- and instituting
changes to reduce the likelihood of it being
The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention
of Injury in Combat Program brings together
experts within the Defense Department’s medical,
operational, intelligence and material development
communities, who analyze each casualty to glean
life-saving lessons, explained Army Lt. Col. Mark
Dick, the program manager.
Tey study autopsy information, pore through
after-action reports and medical fles, assess vehicle
damage reports and ballistic studies and conduct
computer models and simulations to replicate and
confrm operational events.
Te goal, Dick said, is to identify vulnerabilities
and give decision-makers the concrete fndings they
need to help shore them up.
Te JTAPIC program stood up in 2007 to
tap into the full spectrum of expertise across the
department to mitigate combat risk. Te Army
serves as the executive agent, with the program
ofce based at the U.S. Army Medical Research and
Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Md.
Although leaders may have a hunch about
what caused a catastrophic incident, Dick said the
JTAPIC analyses provide a scientifc assessment
that addresses the myriad factors involved.
“If you make a decision based on just one
subset of the data, you don’t always come to
the appropriate conclusion,” he said. “We take
everything from medical data to threat data to
[data about the] operational environment, and
we integrate those into analysis products.”
JTAPIC analyses have revealed everything
from the need to change tactics, techniques and
procedures, to modify weapons systems and how
they’re used, to provide better force protection and
medical care for wounded troops, he said.
They’ve sparked changes in the way the
military operates, the equipment it purchases and
the protections it provides its troops.
Some findings get passed directl y to
commanders on the ground, who in some cases
can introduce immediate changes to reduce
their troops’ vulnerability to enemy threats,
Dick said.
In other cases, the analyses lead to longer-
term changes that impact the broader military
community. Tey can result in doctrinal changes
that guide military operations or the warfghter
training programs.
Tey also can impact weapons systems -- how
they’re designed, what capabilities they have and
what force protections they include. Rather than
making specifc recommendations to program
managers, Dick’s team provides analyses to
help program managers in their acquisition
Dick acknowledges that the true impact
of the program is hard to quantify, because
it’s largely measured in injuries prevented and
lives saved rather than lost.
“We don’t always see the success stories,
where there was an incident and soldiers,
because of the protective systems that have
been incorporated, have walked away,” he
said. “In some cases, they may have been
treated at the platoon level, or immediately
gone back to the fght, and we never hear
about it.”
But Dick has little doubt that the JTAPIC
program is making a diference for troops on
the front lines -- and will continue to beneft
tomorrow’s servicemembers as well.
“Let me sufce it to say that what we’re
doing is limiting the number of lost lives,
and it’s also limiting the severity of injuries,”
he said. “Tis efort has increased soldier
survivability, and the safety of our combat
Dick praised the commitment of JTAPIC
partners, who, by leveraging existing programs
and infrastructure, have provided a critical
new capability. “It’s been a success story in
itself,” he said.
Getting the most from TRICARE Standard
By 65th Medical Brigade
Special to the Morning Calm
is the basic TRICARE health care plan. It is the
most flexible of the TRICARE options and is
available everywhere. Among those eligible for
this program are Family Members and survivors of
Active Duty personnel, Retirees and their Family
Members and survivors, Reserve Component (RC)
Family Members if RC member is activated for
more than 30 consecutive days.
All eligible beneficiaries must be properly
registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility
Reporting System (DEERS).
With TRICARE Standard as your health care
option, you get the fexibility of a plan that allows
you to select from a variety of providers. To make
the most of your TRICARE Standard coverage, it
helps to know the diference between receiving care
from network and non-network providers, and the
cost associated with both.
Make Your Own Decisions
When choosi ng TRICARE authori zed
providers—including doctors, psychiatrists,
physician’s assistants, hospitals, labs and clinics—
you can see many diferent types of providers for
covered services. Because you make your own health
care decisions when you use TRICARE Standard,
it’s important to verify the provider you are seeing
is TRICARE-authorized. If not, you may have to
pay for the entire cost of the services. However, if
you select a TRICARE-authorized provider who is
also a TRICARE network provider, you can take
advantage of the lower cost shares available through
the TRICARE Extra program. Tis program allows
you to see civilian providers who have agreed to
accept the TRICARE maximum allowable charge,
less any applicable patient cost share paid by you,
as their full payment. Network providers will also
fle your TRICARE claims for you. TRICARE
Extra is not available overseas. In addition, when
using TRICARE Standard it is important to know
that some non network providers (known as non-
participating providers) may, by law, charge you up
to 15 percent more than the allowable charge for
services. Visit
to locate a TRICARE authorized provider. Also,
each of TRICARE’s three United States regional
contractors has a “Find a Provider” link on their
Web home pages that lists network providers
in their region. Remember that in Korea, or
anywhere overseas, there are no network providers.
Benefciaries residing in Korea will be referred to a
Host Nation Partnership hospital or clinic when
care is not available in the Military Treatment
Facility (MTF). Most of the care you seek is
covered by TRICARE if it’s considered medically
necessary and proven. Some services—including
acupuncture, weight loss camps, experimental
or unproven procedures and naturopathy—are
not covered by TRICARE. For a list of excluded
services check the
Deductibles and Cost-shares
You must meet an annual outpatient services
deductible before paying cost shares for covered
services. Annual deductibles are based on the
fscal year, Oct 1 thru Sept 30. Te deductible
varies depending on the sponsor’s rank: $50
per person or $100 per family for active duty
family members (ADFMs) E-4 and below; $150
per person or $300 per family for ADFMs E-5
and above, and all retired survivors, retirees and
retiree family members. After your deductible has
been paid, the TRICARE Standard cost-shares
for most outpatient services are 20 percent of
the TRICARE maximum allowable charge for
ADFMs and 25 percent for retirees, their families,
survivors and others. Remember, if you use a
nonparticipating provider the charges may exceed
the TRICARE maximum allowable charge and
you must pay these costs. By visiting a TRICARE
network provider and using the TRICARE Extra
option, you save an additional 5 percent (after you
satisfy the annual deductible) for most outpatient
services. For active duty families the TRICARE
Extra cost-share is 15 percent, and for retirees,
their families, survivors and others the cost share is
20 percent. TRICARE Extra is only available
CONUS. Remember if you are living in
Korea and self refer, you will be required to
pay up front and fle a claim with Wisconsin
Physicians Services (WPS), the TRICARE
Overseas claims processor.
Catastrophic Cap
To help keep your total expenses low,
TRICARE Standard has a catastrophic cap
on what you pay in out of pocket costs for
TRICARE covered services. You are not
responsible for any amounts above the cap
in any given fscal year, except for services
not covered or for the additional 15 percent
nonparticipating providers may charge. Te
annual cap for TRICARE Standard’s active
duty family members is $1,000 per fscal year,
per family. For all other benefciaries using
TRICARE Standard, the annual cap is $3,000
per fscal year. Te annual catastrophic cap
is determined by adding you and your family
members’ out of pocket costs for deductibles,
cost shares on provider visits, durable medical
equipment and supplies, inpatient and
outpatient care and prescription medication
costs. You should keep your explanation of
benefts statements as a record of your medical
expenses and to track your catastrophic cap
For more information, contact your local
TRICARE Ofce, numbers listed below, or
log onto
TRICARE in Korea
USAG Red Cloud – 730-4695
USAG Yongsan – 736-7236
USAG Humphreys – 753-7708
USAG Daegu – 764-4683
MARCH 5, 2010

KARMA, Back in Town for a Limited Time
A spectacular combination of martial arts, ancient
rituals and Korean dance, Karma is back in Seoul
from March 5th to 7th after completing another world
tour. The performers incorporate visual arts into the
show by painting “Four Gracious Plants”, which
are said to represent the qualities of a Confucian
scholar, on a canvas right on stage. Karma has
been performed all over the world, as far away as
Bolivia and Iran, and has been very well received.
It was even named ‘Non-verbal Performance of
the 2007’ by the Korea Tourism Organization.
Performance in the Yong Theater at the National
Museum in Yongsan.
Gurye Sansuyu Flower Festival
The 12th Gurye Sansuyu Flower Festival is held
March 18th – 21st in the Jirisan Mt. Hot Springs
District located in Sandong-myeon, Gurye-gun.
Gurye Sansuyu Flower Festival, which is held every
spring when the Sansuyu fowers bloom, is one of
the landmark festivals of Gurye-gun region. The
festival was frst held in 1999 with a view to promote
not only the Sansuyu fowers but the city of Gurye,
which produces over 70% of the country’s Sansuyu
fruits. The festival will start on March18th with a ritual
for good harvest at a plantation of Sansuyu trees
located in Gyecheok village, Sandong-myeon. The
following day, the offcial opening ceremony will be
held at a special stage in Jirisan Mt. Hot Springs
District and will include a variety of exciting festive
performances by MBC. On both the 20th and 21st, a
showcase of music and cultural performances will be
presented including Sansuyu Pop Music Festival, Teen’s
Green Festival and 7080 Live. This spring, visitors may
an even greater variety of healthy programs celebrating
Sansuyu, including hands-on experiences such as: Oxen-
drawn Cart Ride down Sansuyu Flower Path, Horse-drawn
Carriage Ride, Clothes Dyeing, Sansuyu Foot Spa, Stroll
down Sansuyu Flower Path, etc.
Exploring the City of Seoul - 63 Wax Museum
The 63 Wax Museum, one of the major must-see places
at 63 City, opened in 2008. Visitors can tour the Museum
and take photos with wax fgures of historical personages
including world-renowned musicians (Schubert, Bach, and
Beethoven), painters (Salvador Dali, Picasso, Van Gogh,
etc.), and athletes. As many as 70 wax fgures made by a
famous Japanese artist are 1.5 times bigger than actual
size so that they look more detailed and life-like in photos.
‘The Last Supper’ which took 3 years to complete, is one
of the most popular pieces in the museum. This piece is
a favorite among visitors, regardless of their nationality.
Visitors are provided with costumes so that they may dress
up and take photos of themselves as Jesus’ hypothetical
13th disciple. The museum offers visitors exciting hands-
on programs, making this tour anything but a typical
day at the museum. The 63 City itself, one of the major
landmarks in Seoul, is located in Yeouido, overlooking the
gently fowing Hangang River. On the outside, it’s a simple
skyscraper. On the inside, however, it’s full of wonderful
things for visitors to see. Other attractions include Sea
World, which is known as the perfect place for a family
outing and the observatory located on the 60th foor,
which is well known as a great place for a romantic date.
Plus, the observatory has recently been transformed into
a gallery and <Fanta-Stick>, a string and percussion
performance, is held regularly. As such, 63 City is
constantly evolving as a “Fantastic City”. Marking
its 25th birthday, 63 City has reemerged as a major
tourist attraction site.
USO Panmunjom Tour
The USO Panmunjom tour is one of the best ways to
understand the situation, the tensions, and the reality
of the North and South Korea division. From the time
you start to prepare for the trip until your last view of
the barbed wire fence that lines the “Freedom Road”
or “Unifcation Road” (the highway connecting Seoul to
Panmunjom), your understanding of the recent history
of Korea will take on a new dimension. In preparing for
the trip, don’t forget to follow the Dress Code for the
Panmunjom tour. You can download the dress code
from this site or pick one
up at the USO. Also, very important, be sure to bring
your passport or military ID the day of the tour.
Mouthwatering Food Festivals
The ‘Busan Gwangalli Eobang Festival’, which is held
April 23–25, 2010, in the Gwangalli Beach area, is one
of the largest and most famous festivals in Busan.
Up until 2000, the festival was a small celebration
called the Millak Raw Fish Festival held in Busan’s
Millak-dong Raw Fish Center. Now, from 2001, the
‘Busan Gwangalli Eobang Festival’ became an exciting
combination of the Millak Raw Fish Festival, the Beach
Festival held on Gwangalli Beach and the Cherry
Blossom Festival held in Namcheon. Look for festivals
SI GHTS AND SOUNDS: Of f -post event s and ac t i vi t i es
The following entries were excerpted
from the military police blotters.
These entries may be incomplete and
do not imply guilt or innocence.
USAG-Red Cloud: Traffc Accident
without Injury; Damage to Government
Property; Subject #1, operating a
Government Vehicle with Witness #1 as
a passenger, slid into an embankment
due to a patch of bl ack i ce and
rolled over. Damages to Subject
#1’s vehi cl e consi sted of broken
windshields, window, and mirror and
dents, scratches, and cracks to the
hood and undercarriage. Subject
#1 and Witness #1 rendered written
sworn statements attesting to the
incident. During the towing of Subject
#1’s vehicle to the Motor Pool, Subject
#1’s vehicle sustained additional
damages consisting of scratches and
dents to the quarter panels. Subject
#1 and Witness #1 reported utilization
of their seatbelts. Estimated Cost of
Damage is unknown. This is a fnal
USAG-Yongsan: Larceny of Private
Funds; Larceny of Government
Property; Larceny of Private Property;
Unknown person(s), by unknown
means, st ol e Vi ct i m #1’ s wal l et
containing approximately $688.00 in
U.S. currency, Military ID card and
various credit cards, which were
secured and unattended in a locker
room. A search of the area by MP for
subjects and or witness(es) met with
negative results. Estimated Cost of
Loss is approximately $688.00. This
is a fnal report.
USAG-Humphreys: Traffc Accident
without Injury; Damage to Government
Property; Failure to Judge Proper
Distance; Subject #1, operating a
Government Vehicle, while making
a left turn, failed to judge proper
distance and struck a chain link fence
in a parking lot. Damages to Subject
#1’s vehicle consisted of scratches to
the left side of the vehicle. Damages
to the chain linked fence consisted of
dents and scratches to the middle of
the fence. Subject #1 was processed
and released on Subject #1’s own
recognizance. Estimated Cost of
Damage is unknown. This is a fnal
USAG-Daegu: Traffi c Acci dent
without Injury; Damage to Government
Property; Improper Backing; Subject
#1, operating a Government Vehicle,
while backing, struck a HMMWV,
which was legally parked, secured and
unattended in a Motor Pool. Damages
to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of
a broken left taillight and a dent and
scratch to the left rear quarter panel.
Damages to the HMMWV consisted of
a scratch to the left front quarter panel.
Estimated Cost of Damage is $137.00.
This is a fnal report.
USAG-Daegu: Shoplifting; Subject
#1 was observed via CCTV placing
sneakers into a box and exiting the
PX without rendering proper payment.
Upon exiting the PX, Subject #1 fed
the scene. Subject #1 was later
observed by Loss Prevention personnel
entering the PX at which time Subject
#1 was detained. Subject #1 was then
transported by MP to the PMO where
Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s
legal rights, which Subject #1 waived
rendering a written sworn statement
denying the offense. Subject #1 was
processed and released to Subject
#1’s sponsor. ECOL is $69.99. This
is a fnal report.
MP Bl ot t er
As our weather begins to warm the park system across Korea is extensive and offers some wonderful destinations. Here in Seoul we
are very fortunate with parks of all sizes and themes available. The Gildong Ecological Park is one such area that won’t disappoint.
From the Park’s Web site, the park is a place to provide habitat for living creatures, improve species diversity, observe and experience
creatures of natural ecosystem, provide people healthy ecological space and make them aware of the importance of environment.
To look for your own adventure in Seoul check out this site, — Photo courtesy of Dave Palmer
By John Uberti
Commanding General, IMCOM Korea
Chairman, USFK Prostitution and Human Traffcking
Working Group
Recently in the press, stories have emerged
regarding Special Tourism Zone clubs near U.S.
Military installations that employ Philippine
women as hostesses. Tese stories seem to
imply that the very presence of hostesses
indicates illegal activities and that USFK is not
doing enough to discourage the patronage of
these facilities.
USFK has no legal authority to presume
criminal activity based on the presence
of hostesses working in a commercial
establishment. USFK aggressively investigates
all reports of illegal activities at commercial
establishments near U.S. Military installations,
and suspected illegal activity is referred to the
Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board. If
the board determines that a facility is engaging
in any kind of activity which adversely afects
the health, safety, welfare, morale, and discipline
of the Armed Forces, including prostitution or
any other form of human trafcking, the facility
is placed of-limits.
We take the issues of prostitution and human
trafcking very seriously. Trafcking in persons
is a violation of basic human rights that is cruel,
demeaning, undermines our mission, and is
incompatible with our core values.
Department of Defense policy states that
trafcking in persons will not be facilitated
in any way by the activities of our Service
members, Civilian employees, DoD contract
personnel or Family members. USFK ofcials
at all levels are taking aggressive steps to prevent
USFK personnel from supporting this illegal
USFK does not condone prostitution
or any other form of trafcking in persons.
Since 2002, the DoD and USFK have made
substantive changes to the Uniform Code
of Military Justice and local policies that
have signifcantly reduced USFK personnel
involvement in P&HT.
Service members are trained before arriving
in Korea and receive further annual training
on how to recognize and report any signs of
prostitution or other forms of human trafcking,
including private rooms for employees and
patrons, money being exchanged for unknown
reasons, or the appearance of someone’s freedom
being restricted.
Within our authority to do so, command
and military police authorities pursue indicators
of trafcking in persons in commercial
establishments, and provide support to host
country authorities. We aggressively investigate
all reports of P&HT and have extensive
mechanisms to identify and enforce compliance
with our policies.
Te potential consequences for military
and civilian personnel engaging in illegal
activities are severe. We have a zero tolerance
policy for prostitution and human trafcking.
USFK military personnel who are found to
be in violation of P&HT policies are subject
to prosecution under the solicitation of
prostitution articles of the UCMJ. Civilians are
subject to reprimand, suspension, curtailment
and other adverse administrative actions.
Family members are also subject to adverse
administrative action.
I strongly encourage anyone within the USFK
community who suspects any establishment or
individual of supporting any type of trafcking
in persons to call our P&HT hotline at on-
post, DSN 736-9333; or from a cell phone
or of-post, 0505-736-9333. We aggressively
investigate all reports. If you suspect that a
person or establishment is engaging in P&HT
activities, please report it immediately.
USFK Command policy letter #12 outlines
service member responsibilities and further
information can be found in USFK Regulation
27-5, Standards of Conduct, both available at
Brig. Gen. John Uberti — U.S. Army photo
MARCH 5, 2010
Breaking frst ground during the ceremony were (right to left) Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, Casey Garrison commander, Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, Red Cloud
Garrison commander, Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander, Brig. Gen. Terry R. Ferrell, 2nd Infantry Division assistant division
commander maneuver, assistant division commander support, and Dr. Irby Miller, Department of Defense Dependent Schools, Seoul, Korea, superintendent.
— U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs
throughout the Area I footprint came
together today outside the site of the new
DoDDs school construction to break ground
for the renovation and transformation of
building 2400 into a DoDDs school serving
students from kindergarten to eighth grade.
The school will have a capacity of 324
students, will cost $3,400,000, and will be
built using Logistics Cost Sharing funds.
It will realize only one of the many tour
normalization goals command has set before
them when it opens July 31.
Breaking frst ground during the ceremony
were Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, Casey
Garrison commander, Col. Larry ‘Pepper’
Jackson, Red Cloud Garrison commander,
Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, 2nd Infantry
Division commander, Brig. Gen. Terry
R. Ferrell, 2nd Infantry Division assistant
division commander maneuver, assistant
division commander support, and Dr. Irby
Command breaks ground for School on Casey
Miller, Department of Defense Dependent
Schools, Seoul, Korea, superintendent.
“Tere are a lot of people I want to thank
before starting this ceremony,” Jackson said
during his opening speech. “Dr. Shirley
Miles, director of the Department of
Defense Education Activity, has been in
our footprint for quite some time. She is
very instrumental in helping us get this
school. I want to give thanks for the vision
of Maj. Gen. Tucker and the 2nd Infantry
Division. I say that because when I frst took
command things changed 180 degrees here.
We went from a dependant restricted area
to command sponsorship, and now we have
Families. Tis school is just one result of
listening to our shareholder’s voice regarding
improving the quality of life in Area I. I
also want to thank DoDDs Korea and Dr.
Miller and his team for being instrumental
in getting this school. I have worked my
Directorate of Public Works and Directorate
of Logistics a lot in trying to get building
2400 to look like a school. I hope everyone
will take the opportunity to look at these
artists sketches of what our school will look
like when fnished.”
“What you see here is what the future
school will be. Tese projects are done to
bridge the gap between where we are now
and our move to Humphreys. Tis is a great
day for our Families; I am a DoDDs school
product; I take great pride in that fact and
always share that with Dr. Miller. Now we
have the opportunity to aford our children
the same quality education.”
“We are going to do it in two phases;
phase one is the building you see behind me,
which will become our new school.”
“Notice this building is now a barracks,
when you look at the artist’s rendering it is
completely diferent, it becomes a school.”
“A lot of folks are instrumental in helping
us do this and I want to thank them.”
Jackson went on to say that the school
is not the only project going on in Area I,
there will be a new Child Development
Center with a playground, which will have
a capacity for 126 children.
A Child and Youth Services building will
be built as well for children kindergarten
through grade 12, which will serve K-8
about 77 and mid-teens about 45. “We
have at least nine major projects going on
at once here in Area I that deals with the
quality of life,” Jackson said. “I think that
is a great thing when it comes to taking care
of our Families.
Tere has been a lot of talk about whether
or not this school would be built, Miller
said. As you can see now, it is a reality.
“Tis is the frst step of many,” Ferrell said,
“as we look forward to tour normalization
and taking care of our Families. We could
have waited, but we didn’t. We have got to
get set now to move forward and bring our
Families on board and get set for things that
come. Tis is one of the many steps; getting
our Soldiers, our Families, and our children
settled in Area I and providing the quality
education that is needed. Today, we are
breaking the ground; in August the facility
will open with teachers on board. Tat is
clearly a sign of great things to come for this
division, Area I, and Korea.”
Lt. Col. Dave Hater, 2nd Infantry
Division personnel offcer, opens AER
training Feb. 19 in the Casey Garrison
training theater. — U.S. Army photo by
Jim Cunningham
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs
Army Emergency Relief campaign held
training Feb. 19 in Casey Teater for key
personnel housed in units within Area I to
gather pledges and allotments from Soldiers
who wish to contribute to the campaign. Te
campaign period will be from March 1 to
May 15. Te purpose of the campaign is to
raise, with the least burden to Army people,
funds to help cover financial assistance
provided by AER, increase awareness of all
Soldiers and their dependents, including
spouses and orphans of deceased Soldiers,
about the fnancial assistance available from
AER, publicize procedures to obtain AER
Army Emergency Relief begins campaign on Casey
assistance, and make all Soldiers aware that
their contributions help the Army take care
of its own.
“Last year within Area I we raised almost
$100, 000,” said Lt. Col. Dave Hater, 2nd
Infantry Division personnel ofcer. “We
contacted everyone in the 2nd Infantry
Division and Area I, which has more than
7,000 people. We asked everyone if they
wanted to make a donation, and more than
2,000 people contributed last year. Tis is
our goal once again, 100 percent contact.
Whether or not a person contributes is a
personal choice.”
Army Emergency Relief obtains a large
share of the funds necessary to support our
missions through donations from both the
general public and from the Army Family.
In 2007, 10 percent of total expenses were
for fund raising and other administrative
expenses. The U.S. Army provides for
many of our administration requirements,
thereby insuring that 90 cents of every dollar
you donate goes directly into one of our
programs for Soldiers and their families.
All donations to AER are used to support
Soldiers and their families.
“All active duty Soldiers and Family
members, Army National Guard and Army
Reserve Soldiers on continuous active duty
for more than 30 days and their Family
members, Retirees and Family members,
Army national Guard and Army Reserve
Soldiers who retired at age 60, and their
–See AER, Page 6–
News & Notes
Did You Know?
The Army Community Center will
begin construction April 10, this
project will begin when bldg. 1757
is completed. The estimated com-
pletion date is to be determined.
USAG-RC Now on Facebook
You can now fnd USAG-RC on
Facebook. http://www.Facebook.
com/ pages/ APO/ USAG- Red-
Adult, Child and Infant
CPR and First Aid
Class at American Red Cross
The Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
and First Aid Class will be held
Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
in the Army Community Services
Classroom, Bldg. 2317 on Casey
Garrison. Cost is $40. Sign up by
Feb. 26. For more information call:
Community Bank
Operation Schedule
Community Banks in Area I will be
open March 1 and March 15 for
military payday. They will be closed
March 6 and 20. For information
call: 721-7792.
Army Career and Alumni
ProgramPosition Vacancy
The person appointed for the va-
cancy will provide direct ACAP
services to transitioning military
personnel, Army Civilians, and their
Family members. For information
call: 730-4033.
Camp Stanley Troop Medical
Clinic Modernization
The ground breaking ceremony to
recognize the physical moderniza-
tion of Camp Stanley Troop Medi-
cal Clinic will be held from 10-11
a.m. March 5. For information call:
New Taxi Dispatch Number
for Casey/Hovey
A new dispatch service will take
effect March 1. The new dispatch
number is: 1544-9080 or calling
from a DSN line is 99-1544-9080.
For information call: 010-5475-
EEO/POSH Training Schedule
EEO/POSH refresher training will
be held March 3 and 24 from 9 to
nooon for supervisors and 1:30
to 4:30 p.m. for nonsupervisors in
Red Cloud garrison’s Family, Mo-
rale, Welfare, and Recreation Con-
ference Room, Bldg. S - 16. For
information call: 732-6273.
American Red Cross Needs
The American Red Cross is looking
for volunteers to be on call escorts/
interpreters. For information call:
730-3184 or 732-6160.
Publicity Request
To get your information on the US-
AG-RC web site and in the Morning
Calm Weekly newspaper log on to:
licity.asp and fll out the question-
naire and click on submit.
AER from page 5
Family members, surviving spouses and
orphans, are eligible to receive assistance
from AER,” said Doris Planas, Red Cloud
Garrison Army Community Services
fnancial readiness program manager. “AER
meets emergency fnancial needs of those
qualifed to receive them, for unforeseen and
urgent needs, like death of a family member,
illness, natural disaster, personal vehicle
repairs, initial rent and deposit situations
and situations when you are not receiving
your pay.”
Funding for AER comes from voluntary
contributions from active and retired
Soldiers and Army Civilians, repayment of
AER interest-free loans, investment income,
and unsolicited contributions.
“Tis is how we replenish our funds,”
Planas said, “we have people that just send
us money, believe it or not. A third of our
contributions must come from a fund-
raising campaign.”
Assistance is available to Soldiers and
their Family members at more than 1,000
locations around the world, which are
local AER ofces, any American Red Cross
Chapter, Air Force Aid Society, Navy and
Marine Corps Relief Society, and Coast
Guard Mutual Assistance Ofce.
Te categories for authorized assistance
are: food, rent or utilities assistance,
emergency travel, medical/dental expenses,
funeral expenses, vehicle repair and
maintenance, no-pay situations, surviving
spouses of Soldiers, undergraduate education
scholarships to children, spouses and
surviving spouses.
Wounded Warriors will receive a $200
“If you are on leave and something
happens and you need money, you can go to
any of these places and request assistance,”
Planas said. “You do not have to be at an
Army location to receive assistance.”
“As long as you have the means to repay a
loan, you will get a loan,” she said. “In some
cases we may delay payment.”
Te American Red Cross and AER began
a partnership in 1998. American Red Cross
will continue to provide fnancial assistance
to Soldiers where military aid societies are
not accessible. When these circumstances
happen, AER will fully reimburse ARC for
all assistance issued.
AER assisted more than 367 active and
retired Soldiers and Families in 2009. Tey
made loans for more than $370,000, grants
for more than $2,000. Soldiers in need
should ask his company commander or
frst sergeant for AER assistance. He may
also ask for an AER loan up to $1,000. Tis
access gives leaders immediate ability to
solve Soldiers fnancial issues, and Soldiers
will have an additional option other than
payday lenders. Soldiers may give to AER
by contacting their unit AER representative
or they can mail contributions to: Army
Emergency Relief, Attn: Donations, 200
Stovall Street, Room 5-N-13, Alexandria,
VA 22332-0600. For additional information
e-mail: [email protected].
By Pvt. Jamal Walker
USAG-RC Public Affairs
Obama, President of the United States of
America signed the Ofcial Proclamation
Reading of African American History
Month February 2, 2009. As Master Sgt.
Kelley McKnight-Crosby, G-2 intelligence
office, 2nd Infantry Division, read the
proclamation again, Soldiers, Civilians,
and Family members erupted in applause
marking the beginning of the African
American History Month Observance
at the Feb. 19 2nd Infantry Divisions
Commanding General’s Mess.
“Te belief that those dreams might one
day be realized by all of our citizens gave
African American men and women the same
sense of duty and love of country that led
them to shed blood in every war we have
ever fought, to invest hard-earned resources
in their communities with the hope of self
empowerment, and to pass the ideals of
this great land down to their children and
grandchildren,” McKnight-Crosby read
from the proclamation.
Te theme of the event was “Te History of
Black Americans, Economic Employment,”
written by the Soldiers and leaders working
in the 2ID Equal Opportunities ofce.
Te overall recurring topic was paying
tribute to the success and struggles African
Americans have overcame not only in
the Military but in the American Society.
Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda Lomax, 70th
Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires
Brigade 2ID, read a poem she wrote titled
“I am History,” explaining to the audience
prior to the reading that she was inspired to
write the poem because “history begins and
ends with each and every one of us.”
In the middle of Lomax’s poem Soldiers
and Family members in attendance began to
smile listening to the words of the command
sergeant major.
“I am the March of Freedom; apartheid
in South Africa; the civil rights movement;
boycotts and sit-ins in Alabama. I am Brown
v. Te Board of Education; forbidden to read
and write; whipped for wanting to be treated
equal; denied voting rights; I am History.
I am bebop and soul; Sunday’s Gospel;
Monday’s Blues.”
“I came out today to observe and to
honor Black History Month,” said Warrant
Ofcer Katina Horne, A Company Division
Special Troops Battalion, 2ID Information
Assurance security ofcer. “What I enjoyed
the most from the observance was Command
Sgt. Maj. Lomax. I loved the poem Lomax
read because of all the memories it brought
back to me.”
The CG’s Mess provided a special
lunch for the event with a spread of ham
hocks, southern fried chicken, caulifower,
potato salad, and other dishes created and
well known within the African American
community courtesy of the 2ID EO ofce.
During the entire month of February the
CG’s Mess provides a diferent dish each
week to commemorate African American/
Black History Month said Sgt. 1st Class
CrystalRenee Saunders, Dining Facility
Manager.Following Lomax’s poem Spc. Carla
Rance, 2ID Band vocalist, sang “America
the Beautiful,” and “Over the Rainbow,”
accompanied by Sgt. Maj. Christopher
Pritchard, A Company, Division Special
Troops Battalion, 2ID, on his clarinet. Earlier
in the observance Rance and Pritchard also
performed their interpretation of “Lift Every
Voice and Sing.”
Warrant Ofcer Marcus Flewellen, master
of ceremonies for the observance, introduced
the guest speaker of the event, retired 1st Sgt.
Freddie Walker, Area 1 Network Enterprise
Center chief.
Walker spoke of his personal experience
while in the Army, and told everyone how
proud he was to have been able to see the
changes the Army has made. Looking at
Tucker and the command group sitting at
the head table, Walker smiled and explained
to everyone in attendance how tremendous
that is for African Americans. When Walker
joined the Army in 1975, the Army was
segregated and many Caucasian’s admitted
they had never worked with an African
American before. Two years later, Walker
befriended Patrick Conley, a Caucasian,
which was a life changing experience for
“I learned he was not diferent from
any of us,” Walker said. “I came to know
that Patrick was more like me; there was a
portion of doubt because of his race, but
Patrick was just the same as me.”
“I wanted everyone to gain two things
from my speech: that African Americans
do contribute to the growth of our nation,
and for people to come blind when it comes
to color.”
“I think it is so beftting that President
Obama has been elected as our president,”
said Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, 2ID
commanding general. “It is such a wonderful
thing for our country, and such a wonderful
thing for our world. I appreciate top
(Walker) coming out here and talking
Retired 1st Sgt. Freddie Walker, Area
1 Network Enterprise Center chief,
addresses all gathered in the CGs
Mess Feb. 2 to honor Black History
Month. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt.
Jamal Walker
2nd Infantry Division celebrates
African American History Month
MARCH 5, 2010
By Pvt. Jamal Walker
USAG-RC Public Affairs
CAMP STANLEY— Members from
the Warrior Replacement Center team
defeated the 2nd Battalion 9th Infantry
Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Manchu
team 2-0 in a single set best of three matches
in Warrior Country’s President’s Day
Volleyball Tournament Feb. 16 in Camp
Stanley Physical Fitness Center.
The tournament featured 9 different
teams combining Civil ians, Famil y
Members, and service members from both
the Army and the Air Force.
Coming into the game undefeated,
the WRC team won the coin toss and
elected to serve the ball frst to begin the
championship match.
Although the 2-9 team tried for a
comeback late into the initial match, the
Manchu’s lost to the WRC team 25-22.
The WRC team showed no signs of
giving the Manchus a break from their
spirited play and they received more than
half of their points in their frst game from
kills, a sudden ofensive action resulting in
a point or side out.
“We really didn’t set our minds by saying
‘hey we have to win this,’ we were just
here to have fun and we tried to bring up
everyone’s spirit with a motivational clap,”
said Charles Taupau, left forward for the
WRC team.
“In the end it wouldn’t have mattered
to us because we didn’t come here to win,
just to have fun, that’s what was important
to us.”
In their attempt to keep the game
close, the Manchus focused more on the
mechanics by making cleaner passes from
the left, center, and right back positions
for the setter.
WRC continued their relaxed and
motivated mind-set of the game responding
to every spike with a dig, passing a spiked
or rapidly hit ball, or on a few occasions,
the WRC team blocked the excellently
coordinated spikes from the Manchus.
“We played a few tournaments in Daegu
last year,” Taupau said when asked how
the team came to be so strong given every
player, including the substitute players
on the bench, were able to contribute
something to the championship match.
As the Manchus were behind four
points in the second game 23-19, a group
of Soldiers sitting in the bleachers at the
Camp Stanley PFC began to talk amongst
themselves about what would happen if
the Manchus were able to tie the game
and upset the WRC team.
In the event of overtime, a one point
sudden death will be played to determine
the winner.
WRC takes Manchu 2-0 in Volleyball tourney
Despite the murmurs of the possibilities
of going into overtime and the three points
the Manchus received from kills, the
Manchus fell short to the WRC team stayed
calm and took down the Manchus 25-22.
“I really appreciate all of you and hope
you had a good time, it was worth while
doing this tournament during the four
day weekend,” said Maj. Brenda Suggars,
304th Signal Battalion Executive Ofcer
who presented the trophy and medal to
the WRC team.
A member from the Warrior Replacement Center volleyball team (left) attempts to block the ball from an opponent on
the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment Manchu team during the President’s Day Volleyball Tournament Feb. 16 at the
Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs
musicians from the 2nd Infantry Division
Band gathered with more than 20 Gyeonggi
Province government employees in the
province ofce building conference room
to begin the 2010 English conversation
class hosted by the Korean provincial
government’s Military and Government
Cooperation Division on the evening of
Feb 24.
Spc. Elliot Chodkowski, a pianist with
the 2ID Band, brought with him two other
musicians, Spc. Steven Fulir, trumpet, Spc.
Patricia Borgess, fute and piccolo. Borgess
played both fute and piccolo acappella and
Fulir played with Chodkowski accompanying
him at the electric keyboard.
“I will play an excerpt from a piece
written by Albert Franz Doppler (1821-
1883),” Borgess said, “it is Fantasie Pastorale
Hongroise Op. 26 for fute and orchestra.
After that, I will play the famous piccolo
solo from John Phillip Sousa’s Stars and
Stripes Forever.”
When Chodkowski cannot come to teach
the class, Borgess or Fulir will substitute,
Chodkowski explained. “Patricia and
Steven are no strangers to the students,” he
said. “I will back up Steven on ‘My Funny
Valentine,’ originally from the 1937 show
Soldier teaches English to Gyeonggi Province employees
‘Babes in Arms’ written by Richard Rodgers
and Lorenz Hart.”
“This is an inaugural event for the
beginning of this year’s class,” Chodkowski
said. “We always do this after the Lunar
New Year. Tey take a break for a couple
of months before we begin the next class.
My focus last year was on basic writing like
journal entries or letters.”
Tis year Chodkowski will focus more
on reading and storytelling. “Storytelling is
sort of a theme for this year, I’m interested
in sharing with them some of the famous
stories in American heritage; at the same
time I want them to share Korean traditional
folk tales. Tis will provide a good way to
learn about each other’s culture,” he said.
“Te frst reason we are having English
classes here in the provincial ofce building
is provincial civil servants want to learn
English from a native speaker,” said Yoo,
Yong Cheol, Military and Government
Cooperation Division speaker. “Soldiers
of the 2ID Band want to teach English to
civil servants.”
Members of the Band began teaching
English to civil servants in 2007, Yoo said.
“Tis will be the fourth year,” he said.
Tere is something that sets this English
class apart from other classes available to
civil servants.
“Tere are many English classes available
from schools and institutes, but this class is
unique,” Yoo said. “Usually when you go
to an English class there will be a textbook.
This means the class will matriculate
according to a textbook or program. Tis
English conversation class has no text book
and is governed by action and reaction.
Chodkowski and the students make the
class up as they go along.” Te frst result the
Gyeonggi Provincial Government expects to
see is Soldiers developing a good relationship
with provincial employees, Yoo explained.
“Tis will help them to understand Korea
better,” he said. “Civil servants will be able
to understand the American perspective as
Te civil servants will build a relationship
with Soldiers that will last the entire year
aside from the advantages of learning
conversati onal Engl i sh i n practi cal
Spc. Elliot Chodkowski, pianist with the 2ID Band (left) brought with him two
other musicians, Spc. Steven Fulir, trumpet (right), Spc. Patricia Borgess, fute
and piccolo (not pictured). Fulir played “My Funny Valentine” with Chodkowski
accompanying him at the electric keyboard. — U.S. Army photo by Jim
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MARCH 5, 2010
Yongsan host s Super st ar s of Wrest l i ng
By Pf c. Ki m Hyung-j oon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Live Wrestling Action
“Global Showdown” Korea Tour 2010 by International
Champi onshi p Wrestl i ng el bowed i ts way i n to
Yongsan’s Collier Field House Feb. 19 for an action-
packed evening with more than 500 spectators.
The 14 wrestlers who visited Yongsan composed
of former World Wrestling Entertainment stars who
performed one on one matches and a major tag-team
‘ The Clown’ and ‘Disco Inferno’ presented their
trademark introductions, which stirred wild applause
from the audience. “Who came here to see the Disco
dance?!” Disco Inferno asked audience.
The former television star ‘The Clown’ was also a
fan favorite because of his unconventional tactics and
enthusiasm on stage.
ICW has provided wrestl ing entertainment to
the U.S. military all around the globe since 1986.
They also entertain crowds for minor league sports
teams, fairs, festivals, casinos, special events and civic
“I’m very happy and excited,” said 5th grader Aaron
Jones. “I did high-five with two wrestlers. It is just
Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall and Command
Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch joined the Yongsan crowds as
wrestling fans.
“This is clearly the main event at Yongsan,” Hall
said. “It is another example of our being an Army
Community of Excellence and strengthening ties within
the community. I deeply thank those wrestlers visiting
Yongsan and perform for us. I’ve really had a good time
here tonight, and by the look on your faces out there,
I think it’s safe to say you have, too!”
Following the show, wrestlers mingled with the
audience, signing autographs and posing for photos
with fans and community members.
Professional Wrestler “Scottie too Hottie” shows an audience member how to fex his muscles Feb. 19 a the Collier Field House. — U.S. Army
photos by Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
New s & Not es
For a complete list of community
information news and notes, visit the
USAG-Yongsan offcial web site at
Korean Food Discovery
Learn about Korean food and get a real world
adventure eating in a Korean restaurant. Please
sign up in advance. The next event is on March
10, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at S4106, room 124. For
information, call DSN: 738-7505.
New Community Connection
The March edition of the FMWR Community
Connection is now on shelves! Get the latest
news on upcoming recreational activities and
more . Find the hidden Seoul Tower and win a
Scholarships Available
Visit and click
on the 2010 Scholarships button on in the
right column for the latest news about area
scholarships. Application packet for 2010-2011
academic year are also available for download at Scholarships will be granted
for high school seniors graduating in June 2010,
with an accumulaive GPAof at least 2.5, a valid
ID card holder, US citizen and child of USFK
military, US embassy or DOD civilian and from
any US military base.
Veterans and Retirees Focus Group
USAG Yongsan will be holding a Veterans and
Retirees Focus Group where constituents will
have the opportunity to express their concerns
about installation services. If you are a Veteran or
Retiree who would like to participate in this event,
please contact the USAG Yongsan Customer.
The event is on March 5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m at Army
Community Services Building (ACS) #S4106.
For information, call DSN: 738-5288.
International Spouses Support
The International Spouses Support will meet
in Yongsan at the ACS Bldg 4106, Rm. 118
on March 8, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Foreign born
spouses are invited to attend and meet other
foreign born spouses, make friends, network and
get support about about different topics.Please
join us and enjoy with us an international potlock
lunch. For information, call 738-7123.
Yongsan Health Clinic Relocated
Since Jan. 22 Yongsan Health Clinic
(Troop Medical Clinic) has relocated from
the Brian D. Allgood Army Community
Hospital/121 CSH to the newly renovated
Bldg. 1663, (near Navy Club). Hours of
operation have not changed. Call DSN
737-CARE 6-7 a.m. for same day appt/sick
call. Hours of operation M-F 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
For information, call 010-8515-1025.
Tricare Online
TRICARE Prime beneficiaries can
schedule routine appointments using
TRICARE Online. Beneficiaries living in
Korea should verify their enrollment in
TRICARE Overseas Program Prime. Log
onto For more
information call 736-7236. For information,
call 736-7236.
Community Connection
ACS Outreach Program will set an
information table at the Yongsan
Commissary every first and third Friday
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to provide
community members with accurate
information about Korea, Yongsan, and
ACS programs. We are here for you! For
information, call 738-7123.
Pl aygr oups al so br i ng par ent s t oget her
By Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Army Community Services Family Advocacy
Program ofered playgroups for interactive play
for parents and children ages three and under
at the School Age Services building Feb. 17.
Parents met other parents with children in the
same age group while children played with new
toys and participated in a variety of activities. Te
event helped children learn to play with other
kids through sharing toys and participating in
group activities together with their parents.
“Playgroups ofer an informal forum to
discuss parenting questions and concerns, as
well as mini-seminars by community agencies
such as Pediatric Dental, Women Infants
Yongsan children celebrate Mardi Gras at Yongsan Army Community Services Family Advocacy Program playgroup at the School Age Services building Feb.
17. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
Vol unt eer Spot l i ght : Kayl i e Mel endez
By Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Army Garrison-Yongsan Family Readiness
Program has nominated Kaylie Melendez,
Medical Support assistant at the Brian
Allgood Community Hospital Obstetrics and
Gynecology Clinic, for Outstanding Family
Readiness Group Leader for her dedication
and selfess service.
Kaylie Melendez has actively served as the Family Readiness Group Leader for the 36th Signal Battalion
since Sept. 2009 to present and has taken the initiative to create an FRG from scratch. — U.S. Army
photo by Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
Kaylie Melendez has actively served as the
Family Readiness Group Leader for the 36th
Signal Battalion since Sept. 2009 to present
and has taken the initiative to create an FRG
from scratch.
“Melendez assisted in customizing the FRG
Standard Operating Procedures, started
planning and running meetings, organizing
fundraisers, and producing special events
for the 36th Signal Battalion families in
Yongsan to participate in,” said FRP assistant
Patricia Jack. “She is highly motivated and
extremely enthusiastic when it comes to
creating exciting events or activities for family
When Melendez is not volunteering for
FRG, she is visiting local schools and working
on Black History Month activities for kids
in 1st to 5th grades and shares stories with
them to explain why Black History Month
is important.
“I volunteered my time to take care of
everybody’s needs and see if they need
anything,” Melendez said. “I enjoy getting
information about what they want and then
giving updates to wives and Soldiers in the
community because sometimes they don’t pay
attention and they don’t get the opportunity
to know that they can actually participate in a
lot of good things going on in Yongsan.”
She says it is very gratifying knowing she
can help others and that more community
members should consider it if they are able.
“Just volunteer! You can only gain from the
knowledge and getting to know the area
you are at. More you learn about your area
it’s more interesting and having great time.
Volunteering comes from your heart and it’s
“Volunteers are an important part of what
makes our Garrison successful,” said Garrison
Commander Col. Dave Hall. “Tey truly
make us a Community of Excellence, and I
want to thank them for the very real, positive
impact they make here every day.”
and Children, and the Red Cross,” said U.S.
Army Garrison-Yongsan Family Advocacy
Specialist Shana Lewis. “Educational and
Developmental Intervention Services also
ofers child developmental screenings at the
ACS Playgroups twice a year. Te next EDIS
screenings will be ofered at the end of March.
The Military and Family Life Consultant
usually attends all ACS Playgroups in order
to support Garrison families.”
Te ACS Family Advocacy Program welcomes
parent involvement in playgroups, and
mothers Leza Kotich and Iris Beca volunteer
their time to assist in planning and facilitating
the Yongsan Playgroup activities, said USAG-Y
Family Advocacy Program Manager Luticia
Teir recent playgroup themes included
Martin Luther King Jr. and Valentine’s Day,
and upcoming themes will recognize Dr.
Seuss’ Birthday and St. Patrick’s Day. Te latest
theme was a celebration of Mardi Gras.
“Playgroups are extremely helpful,” said
Megumi Olson, mother of three year old
Kailey. “It enhances my child’s daily behavior
in terms of interacting with others and sharing,
participating in a group activity. Also, it is such
a valuable time for me to be able to meet with
other parents and share some knowledge and
information today.”
ACS Playgroups are free of charge, and are
held the frst, third and ffth weeks of every
month at three diferent locations, including
K-16, Hannam Village and Yongsan.
For more information, contact the ACS Family
Advocacy Program at 738-8861/5151.
MARCH 5, 2010
Fac ebook phot o of t he week
“We went to Deoksugung Palace and museum in downtown Seoul and we got to watch the changing of the
guards and my daughter Brianna got to ring the drum 3 times at the ceremony. It was really cool.” — Courtesy
photo by Lori Walton Cady
See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG-Yongsan Facebook Fan. Just post your travel photos to our page with
a quick description covering who, what, when, where and why and we’ll see you in the paper. - Your Yongsan PAO team
Sabrina Shoaff
Facebook Fan
When I lived in Germany, instead of having Taxis all
around the bases, they had a share ride thing, where if
you were waiting at the stop people would give you a ride
of they were heading that way.
Phillip Poplawski
Facebook Fan
Through DPW, Family Housing and Self Help, replace
all halogen and incandescent light bulbs with flourescent
tubes. Up front cost is a little more, but the flourescents
last longer, needing to be replaced less. They also use
considerably less energy, paying off in the long run.
By Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Pi nchi ng
penni es
You have just been appointed to help the Garrison save money
around the base. What creative ideas do you have to trim away
costs you think are not necessary? USAG-Yongsan Facebook
fans have the answer. Find out what more than 2,200 Yongsan
community members are talking about by becoming a USAG-
Yongsan Facebook Fan at!
Doug Mitchell
Facebook Fan
Lease out the the old Commiskys building to one or more
restaurants/stores similar to what the embassy associa-
tions does (Black Angus, Starbucks, Quiznos etc) Just
be sure to include the utilities in the contract!
By Pfc. Ki m Hyung-j oon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Even though they are
half a world away, Yongsan community members are
contributing to the relief efort in Haiti.
Te U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Chapel Tithes and
Oferings Fund collected $19,109.91 from all regularly-
scheduled worship services to provide assistance to
victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti which caused
catastrophic damage and loss of life.
Funds will be sent to the American Red Cross Haiti
Relief Fund for use in earthquake victim assistance.
The offeri ng wi l l enabl e congregati ons of al l
denominations to have the opportunity to support the
needs of those who are sufering, Garrison Chaplain Lt.
Col. Jefrey Hawkins said.
“Tis efort truly says a lot about the character of this
great community,” Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall
said. “I am continually amazed at how our community
pulls together not only to help each other, but also
citizens of other countries in need.”
Community donates to Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Jay Wamsley holds a Haitian toddler in Laogane, Haiti, during a Humanitarian visit to multiple small villages outside
Port-Au-Prince Feb. 2, 2010. Garrison-Yongsan Chapels are sending monetary aid to the support the Red Cross in their mission there. — U.S.
Coast Guard photo by Public Affairs Specialist 1st Class Adam Eggers
Shelton Coonfield
Facebook Fan
Better controls on heating & air Conditioning - you know
there is something wrong when you wear summer clothes
in the winter and winter clothes in the summer because
your work place is either freezing or boiling! Also, solar
energy for at least some of the publicly used buildings
like the gyms.
Let’s take a look at the statistics:
2007 $77,982.00 $279,711.82
2008 $51,196.00 $462,265.02
2009 $52,813.00 $435,229.48
2007 207
2008 298
2009 309

You know, AER is
a private nonprofit
o r g a n i z a t i o n
i n c o r p o r a t e d
i n 1942 by t he
Secretar y of War
and the Army Chief
of Staff. The sole
mi s s i on of AER
is to help Soldiers
and thei r Fami l y
Member s . A l ot
of people wonder
i f t he y ha ve t o
contribute to receive
an emergency AER
loan. The answer
i s no. If you are
el i gi bl e f or AER
assistance and have
a valid emergency
need, AER will do
everything it can to
assist you.
In most cases, we
are going to help
a ppl i c a nt s wi t h
their need, whether it is through an
interest-free loan, grant, or combination
of the two.
Whatever you are able to contribute,
no amount is too large or small. Every
contribution matters. I challenge every
Soldier to join me in donating to AER
between now and May 15 so that we
can care for our comrades and their
families. Looking out for each other
and improving the quality of life of
our team are qualities that make us a
Community of Excellence. We could not
do it without your help.
For more i nformati on about our
program, contact Valleri Mason at 723-
5461 or Sonja Goodman at 738-4008.
s a Soldier, I am continually
amazed at the generosity
of this community! From
Soldiers helping feed the
homeless, to community members
pitching in to raise over $20,000
for di saster rel i ef i n Hai ti , thi s
community consistently answers the
call for help.
There are times when our own Army
family needs our help, too. That is
why, begi nni ng
this week, we have
begun our 2010
Army Emergency
Relief Campaign
t o r a i s e f unds
that will help our
own cope wi t h
t hei r f i nanci al
Ho w w i l l
your individual
c o n t r i b u t i o n
be used? It may
he l p a f a mi l y
experiencing an
emergency feed
their children or
assist them with
medical or dental
expenses. It may
hel p a Sol di er
whose belongings
were des t royed
i n an acci dent.
Folks, whatever
t he emergency,
your contribution
will extend a hand of support right
when it is needed most.
I have two goals for this year’s
c a mpa i gn he r e a t U. S. Ar my
Garrison-Yongsan. First, we must
contact 100 percent of all Soldiers
in Area II and provide them an
opportuni ty to contri bute. The
second goal is to surpass last year’s
contribution by at least 10 percent.
This is a worthy cause and I know we
have the community spirit it takes to
meet these goals.
The decision to participate is
strictly voluntary, however, it is only
through the generosity of Soldiers
that the AER campaign can succeed
Extend a helping hand with the
Army Emergency Relief Fund
“. . . no amount is
too large or small.
Every contribution
matters. I challenge
every Soldier to join
me in donating to
AER between now
and May 15 so that
we can care for our
comrades and their
families. ”
Col. Dave Hall
MARCH 5, 2010 NEWS
No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
Pat ri ot Express Fl i ght i nf ormat i on bri ef i ngs
Briefngs on the Patriot Express Program will be held at Teater #2, Yongsan Garrison, on
two dates. March 8 and 15 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for 30–45 minutes.
Is your portable electronic device at risk
By 1st Signal Brigade
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
YONGSAN GARRISON — Cell phones and
portable electronic devices are everywhere. We
use them to keep in touch, browse the Internet,
conduct business, and send pictures.
Tese cell phones, PDAs, and other devices
even allow us to enjoy music and videos 24/7
wherever we are. Recently, more of our electronic
devices have become portable. Now, when we
store music, pictures, and other personal or
business data, it can ft on a device the size of
your thumb. Tere are security risks to both
personal and sensitive Department of Defense
information when such data is stored on portable
electronic devices or removable storage media.
Remember, within the DoD, sensitive
information includes any data that has not been
specifcally approved for public release. For any
computing device, there is risk for data loss or
compromise. Sensitive data can potentially fall
into the wrong hands if the device is lost or
stolen or if a hacker connects to the device via
an unsecured Bluetooth or WiFi port.
Data may be compromised by a hacker or
other malicious user. Malicious software such as
a virus, a worm, or spyware may be introduced to
the device and spread into and network to which
the device might be connected.
DoD considers a PED to be any portable
information system or device that stores data
and is capable of wireless or Local Area Network
connectivity. Cell phones, smart phones,
laptops, wireless handheld scanners, and wireless
organizers are all types of PEDs. Removable
storage media are portable storage devices
that can be used to easily move data between
computers. Tumb drives, compact discs are also
removable storage media. However, not every
electronic device puts DoD data at risk
Coaches ease mental health care transitions
By Elaine Wilson
American Forces Press Service
WASHI NGTON — The De f e ns e
Department has launched a new program that
ofers servicemembers undergoing mental health
treatment a bridge of support as they transition
between health care systems or providers.
InTransition provides this continuity of
care through a network of transitional support
coaches who ofer servicemembers one-on-one
guidance through a transition, whether it’s a
move or a separation from service, a health care
ofcial explained.
“Te Defense Department is very familiar
with transitions and how difcult they can be,”
said Public Health Service Lt. Cmdr. Nicole
Frazer, senior policy analyst for the Defense
Department’s force health protection and
readiness programs. “We want to minimize the
hassles or stress or barriers to receiving care across
health care systems or providers -- and ensure no
one falls through the cracks.”
Both acti ve and reser ve-component
servicemembers are eligible to participate in this
voluntary program when they’re receiving mental
health treatment and undergoing a transition
such as relocating to another assignment,
transitioning from active duty to veteran status,
or veteran to active duty, or returning to civilian
life, Frazer said.
Servicemembers can connect with this free,
confdential service 24/7 by calling 1-800-424-
7877 toll-free from within the continental
United States. If overseas, they can call toll-free at
1-800-424-4685 or collect at 1-314-387-4700.
Referring mental health providers also can make
the enrollment call.
Once connected, coaches can provide
information on behavioral health services,
patient support and education and specialized
coaching, Frazer said. Tey’re licensed, master’s-
level or doctoral-level mental health clinicians
with extensive military and Veterans Afairs
knowledge, she added.
While trained to provide information on a
variety of health-related topics, their primary
goal is to connect servicemembers with care at
the transition’s end.
“Te coaches work with them to motivate
them to stay connected and engaged with that
goal to be seen,” Frazer said. “We don’t want the
transition to be a barrier in terms of continuing
or remaining with mental health care.”
Te program was developed in response to
a Mental Health Task Force report released in
2007 that identifed a need for better continuity
of care across transitions. But the ultimate
goal is to take care of servicemembers, Frazer
“We’re excited to see this program roll out
and make a diference,” she said. “It’s been a
wonderful response so far. We’ve been interacting
with servicemembers and leadership across the
services and VA, and folks are excited that this
program is there.”
TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy
By 65th Medical
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
provides its eligible benefciaries a world-class
pharmacy beneft. One available option is the
TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy (TMOP).
TMOP is available overseas as long as you
have an FPO or APO mailing address and
your information is accurate in the Defense
Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
(DEERS). The TRICARE Mail Order
Pharmacy is your least expensive option when
not using the military pharmacy and it has
several other advantages - it’s safe, convenient
and easy to use. You may receive up to a
90-day supply for most medications through
the mail-order pharmacy, for minimal out-
of-pocket costs, and the medications will be
delivered directly to your FPO/APO address!
Once you’re registered, reflls may be requested
by mail, phone or online.
Keep in mind that TMOP is designed for
maintenance medications taken on a regular
basis. A short-term prescription, like an
immediate-need pain drug or an antibiotic,
should be flled at the military pharmacy.
For more information about the TRICARE
Mail Order Pharmacy to include costs or
enrollment information, log on to www. or visit your local
Retiree Dental Coverage available
Good oral health is an important part of maintaining overall health and a military
retiree’s access to dental coverage doesn’t end when they hang up their uniform. With the
TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, retired service members can purchase afordable dental
coverage for themselves and their eligible family members.
Te TRICARE Retiree Dental Program is available around the world to retired service
members who receive retirement pay, “gray area” retired National Guard and Reserve
members who are entitled to (but not yet receiving) retirement pay and Medal of Honor
recipients. Te spouses and children up to 21, or 23 if they are full-time students, of these
retirees are also eligible for the retiree dental program.
Participants in this voluntary plan can get dental care from any licensed dentist within
the program’s designated service area. However, visiting an out-of-network dentist may
require participants to pay higher out-of-pocket expenses and fle their own claims.
Te TRICARE Retiree Dental Program is a premium-based plan administered by Delta
Dental and it has cost shares for certain services after benefciaries reach their $50 per-
person deductible. Most preventive, diagnostic and emergency dental services are covered
or available for cost-sharing immediately after enrollment, but some services including
orthodontics, dentures and crowns are available with a cost-share only after 12 months of
continuous enrollment.
Te monthly premium rates vary based on the retiree’s location and the number of people
covered by the plan. Tese premiums are automatically deducted from retirement pay. Te
rates are available at and adjust Oct. 1 for the next year.
Chef creates dishes for single Sailors
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class
Bobbie G. Attaway
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
SEOUL — Sailors stationed in Seoul learned
to create many dishes using common ingredients
during a cooking demonstration by a certifed
chef at the Navy Club Feb. 28.
“I have been a part of the Adopt-a-Ship
Program for about ten years and have spent
about a total of 356 days at sea,” said Chef de
Cuisine Trevor Hamilton. “Today’s cooking
demonstration is catered to the single Sailors who
think that they can’t have a good, nutritional meal
and what they don’t realize is that they can do it
cheap and that it’s very easy to make.”
Hamilton cooked easy meals, such as classic
alfredo sauce with prosciutto, easy stir fry, grilled
fank steak with garlic mushrooms and sweet
potato salad. At the end of the demonstration,
Navy Club Manager Paul Kemmet, provided
Hamilton with a “black box” of unknown
ingredients, where he created a delicious fsh dish
of halibut topped with tangerines with squash
and hicima, a bulbous root vegetable.
“It was informative and I learned a couple
of new recipes that I could try out,” said
Information Systems Technician Seaman Jeremy
Parker, of Tonawanda, New York. “I now know
that I can go to the commissary and buy some
great, but non-expensive items to create a good
meal for myself.”
Hamilton, a graduate of George Brown
Cooking School in Ontario, has been a part
of the Adopt-a-Ship program since 1999. Te
program is a partnership between Naval Supply
Systems Command and the American Culinary
Federation. Te program enables civilian chefs
to spend time aboard naval vessels mentoring the
assigned culinary specialists.
For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval
Forces Korea, visit
MARCH 5, 2010


USAG-Yongsan Chaplains
Chapl ai n (Lt . Col .) Jef f r ey D. Hawki ns:
[email protected], 738-3009
Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis:
[email protected], 738-3917
Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel E. Husak:
[email protected], 736-3018
USAG-Humphreys Chaplains
Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores:
[email protected],
USAG-Red Cloud/Casey
2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jonathan Gibbs:
[email protected], 732-7998
Red Cloud Chaplain (Lt. Col) David Acuff:
[email protected], 732-6169
USAG-Daegu Chaplains
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kwon Pyo:
[email protected], 764-5455
Chaplain (Capt.) Billy Graham:
[email protected], 765-8991

Area III Worship Schedule Area I Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule
Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
Te Command Chaplain’s Ofce is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United
Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized
civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war.
Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: for helpful links and information.
Protestant Services
Collective Sunday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital
Sunday 1030 K-16 Chapel
Liturgical Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel
Contemporary Sunday 0930 South Post Chapel
Sunday 1100 Hanam Village Chapel
Sunday 1100 South Post Chapel
Gospel Sunday 1230 South Post Chapel
Mision Pentecostal Hispana
Sunday 1430 South Post Chapel
Korean Sunday 0910 Hannam Village Chapel
United Pentecostal
Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel
KATUSA Tuesday 1830 Memorial Chapel
Seventh-Day Adventist
Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital
Early Morning Service
(Korean) Mon-Sat 0510 South Post Chapel
Episcopal Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel
Catholic Services
Catholic Mass Saturday 1700 Memorial Chapel
Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel
Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel
Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 1145 Memorial Chapel
1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel
Friday 1830 South Post Chapel

Protestant Services
Sunday 1100 Freedom Chapel
1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel

Gospel 1300 Freedom Chapel
Church of Christ 1700 Bldg. 558, Room 206
Contemporary 1700 Freedom Chapel
Tuesday 1900 Freedom Chapel
Wednesday 1930 Freedom Chapel
Catholic Services
Daily 1145 Annex 2 Chapel
Sunday 0900 Freedom Chapel
1500 Suwon Air Base Chapel
Every 2nd Friday 1830 Annex 2 Chapel
Protestant Services
Collective Protestant
Sunday 1000 Camp Carroll
1030 Camp Walker
Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker
Gospel 1215 Camp Walker

Wednesday 1900 Camp Carroll
Friday 1900 Camp Walker
Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll
Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker
Catholic Services
Sunday 0900 Camp Walker
1145 Camp Carroll
Saturday 1700 Camp Walker
Protestant Services
Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel
Sunday 1000 Stanley Chapel
Sunday 1000 West Casey Chapel
Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel
Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel
Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel
1230 Camp Stanley Chapel
Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1900 CRC Warrior Chapel
Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel
Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel
Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel
Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel
Catholic Services/Mass

Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel
Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1200 West Casey Chapel
Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel

Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel
Yongsan puts Facebook Fans in the spotlight
YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan Facebook Fans share their experiences in Korea.
Want to see your photos in the Morning Calm? Find out what more than 2,100 Yongsan community
members are talking about by becoming a USAG-Yongsan Facebook Fan at
youryongsan! (Counterclockwise from top right) We went on the city tour, these are our boys and my
friend’s kids checking out the Eiffel Tower ice scuplture. They had so much fun exploring through all
of the ice sculptures. — Courtesy photo by Sarah Beth Rivera; The Last Supper starring
Emily, Khaily and Rachel. Taken at the Science Through Art exhibit at Seoul Arts Center. —
Courtesy photo by Kim Rosen Forni; My daugther getting eaten by the shark at the COEX
mall and Aquarium. — Courtesy photo by Lori Walton Cady; Thank you Sesame Street,
USO, and USAG-Yongsan for a great show! — Courtesy photo by Vilma Moreno; The
girls of Yongsan out-steps the gals in Osan for the line dancing competition on saturday night!
— Courtesy photo by Donna Winzenried
MARCH 5, 2010
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General visits Korea
Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman (front row center) posed with USFK JAG personnel during his visit and Article 6 inspection Feb. 17–20. The UCMJ mandates that such inspections take place, “The Judge
Advocate General or senior members of his staff shall make frequent inspection in the feld in supervision of the administration of military justice.” Included in the offcial party were assignment
managers from the various career felds allowing the USFK JAG members the opportunity to discuss future assignments and career paths. – U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Gibbons
Top Airmen and Soldiers recognized
During his visit, The Judge Advocate General of the Army, took time to recognize outstanding Army and Air Force members of the USFK JAG team for their individual accomplishments during
Fiscal Year 2009 and 2010. Starting with the honorees in the second row, from left to right, they are Spc. Marcus Woodard, Soldier of the 1st Quarter FY10; Sgt. Kristofor Turner, Jan. 2010
NCO of the Month; Sgt. Tarree Wyatt, NCO of the 1st Quarter FY10; Pfc. Kettisha Howard, Jan. 2010 Soldier of the Month, Special Troops Battalion, Eighth U.S. Army; Maj. Robert Chatham,
UNC/CFC/USFK Air Force Element Field Grade Offcer of the 3rd Quarter 2009; and Staff Sgt Kellie Ford, PACOM and UNC/CFC/USFK Air Force Element NCO of the 1st Quarter FY10. In
the front row, from left to right, are Master Sgt. Mark Cook, Command Paralegal NCO; Command Sgt. Maj. Troy Tyler, Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.; Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, The Judge
Advocate General and Col. Tia Johnson, USFK Judge Advocate. Chipman is the 38th Judge Advocate General and will serve a four year term. – U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Gibbons
MARCH 5, 2010
★ Enhanced Quality of CYS Programs
★ Eliminated CYS registration fees
★ Increased Respite Child Care
★ Improved Medical Care
★ Created Army OneSource website to provide support for
geographically dispersed youth
★ Created tools to help fund off-post housing during transition and/or
separation periods
★ Established improved Deployment Cycle Support
★ Increased construction of new CYS facilities
★ Mitigates effects of deployment on children

MARCH 5, 2010
Command Sergeants Major from ROK, U.S. Forces gather for team building event
By Pfc. Joon Woo Baek
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
than 60 command sergeants major from
the Republic of Korea and U.S. Forces came
together here, Feb. 25, for a team building
event hosted by Command Sgt. Maj. Jason
K. Kim, garrison command sergeant major.
Members from the Army, Navy, Marines
and Air Force from both forces attended
the event.
Te ofcial party members arrived at the
Super Gym for orientation at 9 a.m. Once
all participants were seated, Col. Joseph
P. Moore, USAG-Humphreys garrison
commander, thanked everyone and said he
was honored that they took the time out of
their busy schedule to come and share what
they have to say with others.
“Certainly, the U.S. has very close allies,
but I cannot imagine one closer than that of
the Republic of Korea. I’m proud to be part
of that,” Moore said. “I’m proud to be part
of what is happening at USAG-Humphreys,
and the way we’re building this jointly…
(this kind of partnership) doesn’t happen
like this any place in the world. I hope this
is a very successful day for you and that the
day results in an even stronger bond between
senior people like yourselves.”
Fol l owi ng the commander, Ki m
presented the Humphreys’ transformation
briefng to the visiting sergeants major. His
presentation summarized the long-term
expansion of Humphreys and the relocation
of other camps on the peninsula. He told
them of plans for the garrison to triple in size
(from the current 1210 acres to more than
3500), and for the total number of personnel
to increase to approximately 62,000.
According to the master plan, new barracks,
motor pools and headquarters will be closely
positioned to maximize efciency.
“Everything will be within walking
distance – the barracks, motor pools and
company headquarters,” Kim said.
Command Sgt. Maj. Lee, Yu-man, of the
Combined Forces Command, commented
that the project at Humphreys will need
the coordination and cooperation of all
parties, including the Korean government,
ROK and U.S. Armies, and the Pyeongtaek
“One-sided understanding of the issues
will undoubtedly lead to misunderstandings
and thus confict. Everyone needs to try
looking at things from the other side’s
perspective to resolve matters smoothly,”
Lee said.
After the briefng, the command sergeants
major toured Humphreys Garrison and
their frst stop was the Super Gym and its
facilities. Several of the attendees said the
swimming pool, weight room and cardio
facility, along with the combatives room
on the third foor, impressed them. Tey
also had a windshield tour of the garrison
and saw construction sites and new barracks
under construction.
Next the guests visited living quarters.
Te command sergeants major, especially
those from the ROK Forces, commented
that they were impressed with the barracks
for Single Soldiers when they visited the 3-2
General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd
Combat Aviation Brigade.
With the expansion, the plan is that all
Soldiers here will be given their own quarters
during their tour. Te group also toured
several family housing units.
Following the tour, the group headed to
Tommy D’s for lunch. Before the appetizers
were served, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert
Winzenried, the U.S. Forces Korea and
Eighth U.S. Army command sergeant major,
thanked Kim for hosting the event and the
others for coming.
Winzenried also said that the ROK and
U.S. alliance is “the greatest alliance in
the world…made in blood, more than 60
years ago” and that he hopes it continues
Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim, command sergeant major for Humphreys Garrison, explains to the attendees about the relocation of troops
from other areas around the peninsula and the expansion plan of Humphreys. Behind him are pictures of buildings scheduled to be demolished.
These buildings are marked with a red and white circle next to their building numbers.
The Republic of Korea attendees listen closely to the presentation using simultaenous interpretation headphones. Mr. Yu, Pom-tong, UGAS-
Humphreys Community Relations Offcer, was the interpreter for the event. —U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Heather Y. Guerrero
New s & Not es
Osan Vet Clinic
The Osan Vet Clinic will be at USAG-Humphreys
March 8 – 12 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. The
clinic will be set up across from Tommy D’s and
services provided will include micro-chipping,
vaccinations, parasite checks and physicals.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are
recommended. For more information, call
Libraries Closed
The Humphreys and Suwon libraries will be
closed Tuesday to allow staff to attend training
at Yongsan. For more information, call Darrel
D. Hoerle at 753-8818.
Child Youth And School Services Job Fair
Child Youth and School Services is hosting a
job fair March 12, in the Post Exchange, from
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, call
753-8284 or 753-6522.
Space Camp Scholarship Deadline
NASA Space Camp is a place where kids come
together for a journey they will never forget,
and shows young men and women frst-hand
what it takes to be an astronaut. The Military
Child Education Coalition is funding a full tuition
scholarship in memory of Bernard Curtis Brown
II, son of Chief Petty Offcer and Mrs. Bernard
Curtis Brown. The 11-year old Family Member
lost his life on September 11, 2001, when his
hijacked airliner was crashed into the Pentagon
in Washington, D.C. For more information on
the scholarship, see the March issue of Family
Strong or call 753-8284.
Youth Sports Registration Extended
Child Youth and School Services Sports has
extended registration for bowling (6-18 years),
Co-ed baseball (4-18 years), girls softball
(12-15 years) and swimming (6-18 years)
through March 12. To register, see Yeji Smith at
Parent Central Services, CDC Bldg. 693 or call
753-3413. Coaches are needed and anyone
who is interested in volunteering, call Brad
Ficek at 754-5051.
Humphreys Triathlon
USAG-Humphreys is hosting a Triathlon March
20. This multi-sport endurance event kicks
off with a 400- meter swim at the Community
Activity Center pool and is followed by a
20-kilometer bike course and a 5-kilometer run.
Pre-register at the Super Gym or register the
day of the event between 7:30 – 8:50 a.m. For
more information, call 753-8810.
USO United Through Reading
The United Through Reading program eases
the stress of separation for military families
by having parents read children’s books aloud
via DVD for their child to watch at home. The
Humphreys USO is making this easier by
coming to you. Give them a call and they will
schedule a day to visit your unit – they even
supply the books, DVD and pay the postage for
you. Make a lasting and powerful connection
with your child and call 753-6281.
Name Correction
In the Feb. 26, issue of The Morning Calm
Weekly, on page 21, the name of Brig. Gen.
Aundre F. Piggee was spelled incorrectly. We
regret the error.
Taxi Driver Training
The AAFES Taxi service is performing annual
training March 9 - 10 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. Taxi
service will continue, but there may be delays
due to the reduced number of cabs.
We Want Your Stories!
We want to publish your stories and photos
in the Morning Calm Weekly. Call 754-8847
for more information or e-mail steve.hoover@
celebration of African-American History
Month, Tuskegee Airman Donald E. Elder
visited here, Feb. 26, to share his stories
of living as an African American during
the Civil Rights era. Elder spent time
speaking with community members at
the Super Gym, to help them understand
the significance of remembering the
true history of the African-American
community. — U.S. Army photo by Spc.
Timothy N. Oberle
MI Soldiers hold own version of Winter Olympics
By Steven Hoover
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
none of them were probably ready to
compete with U.S. Olympians Bode Miller
or Shaun “Te Flying Tomato” White, about
30 Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Military
Intelligence Battalion took to the slopes
here, Feb. 23.
Captain Michael Neal, commander of
the Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd
MI, and an avid skier from Minnesota, said
it was just a coincidence that the group went
to the ski resort the same week of the 2010
Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.
Instead of chasing gold, silver and bronze
medals, the participating Soldiers used
this as an opportunity to do some team
“Almost everyone in the group could
either ski or snowboard,” Neal said. “Tose
who didn’t know how had me for their
instructor. It was a chance to get the Soldiers
out to a pretty good ski resort during the
week, when it isn’t so crowded. Places as
nice as this resort are tough to get into on
the weekends. Tey are pretty busy.”
Neal compared the resort to ones he
visited throughout the Midwest.
“Tey don’t have the ski hills (mountains)
like in Vale (Colo.), but they are very
comparable to places I’ve skied throughout
the rest of the States,” he said.
Private 1st Class Park, Jong-woo, a
Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army
Soldier, said that he had been to this ski
resort before, but that his experience this
time was very nice.
“It was a great opportunity to spend time
with members of the unit outside of the
normal work environment,” he said. “Plus,
it was nice to know that American Soldiers
have the same enthusiasm for doing things
with us and in South Korea.”
One member of the unit glad to go on
the trip was Staf Sgt. Larry Fitzpatrick, the
unit’s S-4 Noncommissioned Officer in
Charge, who picked up snowboarding this
winter and really enjoys it.
“I love it (snowboarding),” he said. “It is
one of those things that I really wish I had
learned to do when I was younger. Although
there were about 30 of us, the trip was a
great way for our unit to spend some time
together outside of work.”
Snowboard enthusiasts Pfc. Park, Jong-woo, Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Vincent and Staff Sgt. Larry
Fitzpatrick share their thoughts about the 3rd MI Battalion trip to Jisan Forest Resort Feb. 23.
Tuskegee Airmen
visits garrison
About 30 members of the 3rd MI Battalion attended a unit trip to Jisan Forest Resort Feb. 23.
—U.S. Army photos by Capt. Michael Neal
MARCH 5, 2010
Providing sound fnancial advice to the military community
Barbara Brown, the Army Community
Service Financial Readiness program
manager, could be found in the Post
Exchange lobby speaking with community
members about the 2010 Military Saves
campaign. The campaign is conducted
annually, encouraging saving at all levels.
Through her efforts, about 125 people
signed the Saver Pledge cards, which
encourage them to develop a personal
savings plan, establish an emergency fund
and enroll in the Trift Savings Plan, and
for eligible deploying Service Members, the
Savings Deposit Program.
Although Military Saves Week comes but
once a year, Brown, who recently arrived
here from Fort Gordon, Ga., is here every
day to help community members become
more fnancially astute.
Name: Barbara Brown
Job title: Financial Readiness Program
How long have you been doing this
type of work?
For the last 20 years, I have held positions
ranging from Family Readiness Program
Manager to Army Emergency Relief
Installation Coordinator.
Why is it important to remind people
that they should “save for a rainy day?”
Saving for a rainy day is essential because
things happen when you least expect it. A
general rule of thumb is Families/individuals
should have approximately six months of
What is the best part of your job?
Educating a helping Service Members and
their Families to become smarter consumers
and savvy about fnancial matters.
What is your personal philosophy?
Always treat others as you would like
to be treated. I’m here to assist. My intent
is to create an atmosphere that does not
threaten clients, but creates an environment
that is relaxed and information is exchanged
During Military Saves Week, Feb. 21-28, Barbara Brown, the USAG-Humphreys Army Community Service fnancial readiness program manager,
could be found in the Post Exchange lobby speaking with community members about the 2010 Military Saves campaign. —Courtesy photo by
Kim Kyong-ah
HUMPHREYS GARRISON – The annual Army Emergency Relief campaign began here, Monday, with a brief
cake cutting ceremony at the Post Exchange. Col. Joseph P. Moore, USAG-Humphreys garrison commander and
Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim, USAG-Humphreys garrison command sergeant major, cut the cake and also
spoke with Soldiers in attendance about the importance of AER. Above, Sgt. 1st Class Joe Donovan, assigned
to the 557th Military Police Company, received some help flling out his AER form from Christiana Lewis, USAG-
Humphreys’ AER campaign coordinator and Mercedes Acuna, Army Community Service AER specialist. During
the opening ceremony, pledges worth more than $780 were received. The AER campaign continues through May
15. —U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Georgina Gray
Army Emergency Relief helps Army ‘take care of its own’
Personality Spotlight
Full moon festival keeps “ Kachi Gapshida” alive
19th ESC HHC Soldiers patrol through the woods during the Situational training exercise at
Camp Carroll, Feb. 11. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee Jae-won
19th ESC HHC trains on lanes for feld operations
By Pfc. Lee Jun-ho
19th ESC Public Affairs
CAMP CARROLL — Te air was full
of tension as three vehicles climbed the hill.
Soon smoke started to rise, and loud gun
shots were heard. It was all a part of a 19th
Expeditionary Sustainment Command
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
Soldiers’ Situational Training Exercise at
Camp Carroll BEQ hill.
Te STX lane not only included the
vehicle escort, but a variety of tasks and
secondary missions for the HHC Soldiers
to qualify. It was a prepared exercise
course set with much equipment and
given situations. Soldiers were able to test
themselves while reacting to emergencies
and responding to sudden threats. U.S. and
KATUSA Soldiers were split into groups
of eight to 10, which were divided again
into three vehicles. Equipped with armor,
mission oriented protective posture gear,
and rifes with blank rounds loaded, each
team was led by a team leader who gave
out orders for the junior Soldiers through
the lane.
Te simulation included the scenario
of vehicles being attacked and rallying at a
designated point. After that, the Soldiers
were also required to react appropriately
against chemical, biological, radiological
and nuclear attacks while they marched
up the hill. Te last part of the scenario
involved going through the gas chamber.
“It was a good opportunity for the
Soldiers in their first enlistment to
experience convoy escort training to gain
confdence,” said Capt. Toney M. Brantley,
19th ESC HHC commander. “Tey gained
the ability to perform tasks that are not only
useful in Korea, but in Iraq or Afghanistan
as well, which are focused on survival from
the improvised explosive device or CBRN
(Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and
Nuclear),” he added.
All lane procedures were taught to
Soldiers in advance through weekly
sergeants’ time training for the past several
months. Escorting the convoy, responding
to enemy fires in vehicles, recovering
casualties, and use of MOPP gear were the
tasks that Soldiers already knew and were
familiar with.
“I was nervous before going into the
lane for the exercise, but the NCOs led
the Soldiers well. I think it was a good
experience,” said Cpl. Lee Dong-hee, 19th
ESC Support Operations.
“We are planning for the same exercise
later this year, or the beginning of next.
We will build from what we did this
exercise, and make the next one even more
challenging and realistic,” said Brantley.
Sgt. Crisante Palacpac, 19th ESC SPO,
wears MOPP gear to protect himself from
the CBRN attacks during the STX lane. —
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee Jae-won
By Mary Grimes
USAG Daegu Public Affairs
gu District and the Shincheon Riverside
recently provided Area IV Soldiers and
Family Members, along with the local
Korean community, an opportunity to
greet the frst full moon of the year. In a
celebration that drew hundreds, the brisk,
but comfortable temperatures seemed ideal
for such traditional games as shuttlecock,
The essence of “Kachi Gapshida” and a solid partnership between the U.S. and Korea is
expressed in a frm grasp between Daegu’s Nam-gu District Mayor, Lim Byung-Heon and
USAG Daegu Commander Col. Terry Hodges during Sunday’s 2010 First Lunar Full Moon
Greeting Festival at Shincheon Riverside in Nam-gu. — U.S. Army photo by Mary Grimes
tug of war, and kite flying. As drums
rolled, and singers belted out traditional
Korean tunes, Americans and Koreans
alike embraced the spirit of the celebration
with gusto.
According to Community Relations
Specialist Yong-Kon Chong, USAG Daegu
Public Afairs, there is a lot that goes into
preparations for the festive event. He said,
“Very early in the morning of the big full
moon day, it is tradition that we crack
raw nuts like chestnuts , walnuts, pine
nuts or peanuts with your teeth, chanting
‘make me peaceful and have no tumors
or swelling during the year’. We call this
custom ‘Burum Ggaeki’. People have long
believed that the cracking sound dispels
“On full moon day, Koreans will eat rice
cooked by fve grains. Te grains of rice are
sticky rice, glutinous kaoliang, red-bean,
glutinous millet, and bean. People also eat
nine meals of rice with nine vegetable side
dishes. Traditionally, Koreans believed that
to receive good luck in the year, you’d have
to have rice of more than three diferent
family names –which means you’d have
to share your house rice with more than
three other houses. Another practice was
that of the elderly or seniors being treated
to a cold rice wine to clear their ears, and
therefore be able to listen to good words
all year round.”
While the events of this year’s big full
moon greeting may not have been carried
out to the letter at Shincheon Riverside,
the large crowds and the interaction
between Koreans and members from the
USAG and Area IV community was never
lacking. With good luck very much a
part of the celebration, smiles, laughter,
handshakes and a friendly embrace seemed
to pave the way for a new year of peace and
Children rally around USAG Daegu Commander Col. Terry Hodges for a photo opportunity
during the First Lunar Full Moon Greeting Festival, Sunday. The festival brought thousands to
Shincheon Riverside in the Nam-gu, Daegu district. — U.S. Army photo by Mary Grimes
News & Notes

Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. The
501st SBDE EO Offce invites you
to attend its Women History Month
Observance Thursday, March 25,
2010, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Camp
Carroll Community Activity Center.
Army Emergency Relief Campaign
This year’s AER campaign is currently
underway. Contact the Area IV
Campaign Coordinator at 768-8803 to
fnd out how your support can make a
Camp Henry TMP Extended Hours
Dispatch Offce & Vehicle Inspection
Station operating hours at Camp
Henry TMP will be extended during
the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle (KR/
FE) exercise 2010. From Mar. 5 to
19, Dispatch offce will be opened
from 4:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Vehicle
Inspection station from 6:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m..
Softball Tryout
Time to get ready for softball season.
The USAG Daegu Post-Level Softball
Tryouts will be March 13-14 from
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact Neal
Fleischer at 764-4800 for more
Key Resolve Burger Burn
It’s the USO Key Resolve Burger
Burn! Take a break from training and
enjoy free food courtesy of the USO
on Camp Walker’s Kelly Field! It starts
at Noon, March 13 and runs until 3
p.m. For more information call 764-
4437 or 010-2306-6286.
USO Reading Program
Attention Active Duty personnel. Help
create a special memory for your child
through the USO’s “United through
Reading Program.” The program runs
now through March 27th. Visit the
USO for more details.
Handicap Parking Spaces
Prior to removing or repainting
Handicap parking spaces, individuals
must coordinate actions with DPW
and EEO.
EEO Special Emphasis Committees
Individuals interested in being a part
of the USAG Daegu and Area IV EEO
Special Emphasis Committees should
contact the USAG-Daegu EEO offce
NLT April 9, 2010. For more details
contact [email protected].
Korean Home Visitation
Would you like a traditional Korean
Meal with our wonderful Korean
Hosts? Soldiers, DA Civilians and
Family Members are welcomed. You
simply decide the date when to visit
the residence of our Good Neighbors.
This is to promote ROK-US friendship
and community. For information, call
ICE: “ The voice of the customer”
By Rick Cave
USAG Daegu Plans, Analysis,
and Integration Offce
DAEGU GARRISON — Te Interactive
Customer Evaluation (ICE) program is a
powerful tool designed to give customers a
voice regarding services provided throughout
USAG Daegu and Area IV. It is powerful
because the customer can freely make
comments that express their particular
feelings , good, bad or indiferent, regarding
a service.
We all have great expectations when it
comes to customer service. Whether it be
shopping at the exchange, receiving medical
care at the clinic, or listening to a band
perform at an installation club or facility, it
all boils down to the expectations we have
regarding quality products and service.
Trough the ICE system, you as the customer
can be instrumental in just how that service
is provided. As the customer, you are the eyes
and ears of the Garrison Commander when
it comes to customer service.
Customer Management Services provides a
greater emphasis on ICE than ever before. For
example, you now have a full-time Customer
Service Ofcer (CSO) who monitors the
ICE system to ensure customers are being
contacted within the three business day
timeframe. Additionally, the CSO provides
satisfaction reports, trend analysis and ICE
system training to the service providers, and
the Garrison Commander.
Each service provider has blank ICE
comment cards at their locations. Customers
can fll out the comment card and place
them in one of the ICE boxes that are
installed throughout the Garrison. The
ICE containers are easily recognizable as
they look like the old fashioned ballot
box. Te CSO collects the cards and puts
the data into the ICE system. Although
the customers always have the option of
using their computer and logging into the
ICE system to make comments, the ICE
comment cards provide the customer even
greater fexibility.
As the customer, you have the right to
remain anonymous when submitting an
ICE comment. However, keep in mind
that without your contact information,
service providers cannot contact you to give
feedback and follow-up. We want satisfed
customers and it’s important for our service
providers to know you are satisfed.
Use ICE for praise, service suggestions, or
complaints. While we know that words of
encouragement tend to have a positive efect
on people, we also want to know what we’re
not doing and what we could do better. If
requested, the customer receives feedback
within three business-days regarding their
inquiry. Te old saying is true: “If we don’t
know it’s broke, we can’t fx it.”
Our goal is to continue making USAG
Daegu and Area IV the best place to work
and live for our Soldiers, Civilian employees,
Retirees, and Family Members. Being the
best is achieved by providing our customers
with the best in customer service.
Daegu all-star wins Area IV championship
By Sgt. Lee Jae-won
19th ESC Public Affairs
only do members of the Headquarters
and Headquarters Company, 19th
Expeditionary Sustainment Command
KATUSA division basketball team know
they’re the best, they have the title to
prove it. Te team won the 2010 Area IV
Eighth Army KATUSA division basketball
champion at Kelly Fitness Center Feb. 10,
along with players from the 403rd Army
Field Support Brigade, with a thrilling
36-26 win over Camp Carroll’s all-star
Throughout the regular season, all
eight major units (19th ESC, USAG-
Daegu, 36th Signal Battalion, 403rd
AFSB, 501st Sustainment Brigade, 6th
Ordinance Battalion, 498 Combat Support
Sustainment Brigade, and 194 Combat
Support Sustainment Brigade) competed
against each other from November through
January, with all games 24-minutes long,
consisting of two 12-minute halves.
To clinch a ticket to the Eighth Army
KATUSA basketball championship Final
Four tournament, Daegu wisely used their
strategies of “run-and-gun” and “wing
exchange” to deactivate Camp Carroll’s
low-post threat.
Te Daegu all-star team was leading
the fow of the game, but Camp Carroll’s
all-star team’s late rush blocked Daegu’s
front court game and eventually lost them
the game.
“I feel great as my Soldiers play hard
as a team and won the champion’s place,”
said Command Sgt. Maj. Joel F. Webb,
403rd AFSB.
Pfc. Lee Jae-young, 19th ESC Senior
ROKA Staf Ofce, scored 12 points and
Cpl. Kim Min-joong, 6th Ordinance
Battalion, scored a game high 18 points.
The Daegu all-star KATUSA basketball team, consisting of the KATUSAs from 19th ESC HHC and 403rd AFSB, and 1st Sgt. Kirk A.
Haywood, 19th ESC HHC, celebrate their Area IV championship trophy at Camp Walker Kelly Fitness Center, Feb. 10..— U.S. Army photo
by Pfc. Lee Jun-ho

Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. The
501st SBDE EO Offce invites you
to attend its Women History Month
Observance Thursday, March 25,
2010, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Camp
Carroll Community Activity Center.
Army Emergency Relief Campaign
This year’s AER campaign is currently
underway. Contact the Area IV
Campaign Coordinator at 768-8803 to
fnd out how your support can make a
Camp Henry TMP Extended Hours
Dispatch Offce & Vehicle Inspection
Station operating hours at Camp
Henry TMP will be extended during
the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle (KR/
FE) exercise 2010. From Mar. 5 to
19, Dispatch offce will be opened
from 4:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Vehicle
Inspection station from 6:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m..
Softball Tryout
Time to get ready for softball season.
The USAG Daegu Post-Level Softball
Tryouts will be March 13-14 from
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact Neal
Fleischer at 764-4800 for more
Key Resolve Burger Burn
It’s the USO Key Resolve Burger
Burn! Take a break from training and
enjoy free food courtesy of the USO
on Camp Walker’s Kelly Field! It starts
at Noon, March 13 and runs until 3
p.m. For more information call 764-
4437 or 010-2306-6286.
USO Reading Program
Attention Active Duty personnel. Help
create a special memory for your child
through the USO’s “United through
Reading Program.” The program runs
now through March 27th. Visit the
USO for more details.
Handicap Parking Spaces
Prior to removing or repainting
Handicap parking spaces, individuals
must coordinate actions with DPW
and EEO.
EEO Special Emphasis Committees
Individuals interested in being a part
of the USAG Daegu and Area IV EEO
Special Emphasis Committees should
contact the USAG-Daegu EEO offce
NLT April 9, 2010. For more details
contact [email protected].
Korean Home Visitation
Would you like a traditional Korean
Meal with our wonderful Korean
Hosts? Soldiers, DA Civilians and
Family Members are welcomed. You
simply decide the date when to visit
the residence of our Good Neighbors.
This is to promote ROK-US friendship
and community. For information, call
501st SBDE Chaplain emphasizes running the race and pressing forward
MARCH 5, 2010
By CH (Maj.) Edward I. Choi
501st SBDE
— See CHAPLAIN on Page 28—
Tax Center provides updates and encourages flers to plan ahead
Henry Tax Center is operating in full swing,
and with just weeks away from the April
15th fling deadline, tax center ofcials say
that customers might want to plan ahead to
avoid any last minute fling rush.
Accordi ng to Capt. Mi tchel l D.
Herniak, Ofcer in Charge of the USAG
Daegu/Area IV Tax Centers, “After the
frst month of operation, the Area IV Tax
Centers have been very busy. Tus far, the
centers have saved Service members, DoD
Civilians, and eligible contractors a total of
$35,477 in tax preparation fees.” Touting
the overall service, Herniak added, “Area
IV flers receive quality tax preparation
for no fee. Tey have access to individuals
who can answer questions regarding tax
issues, and convenient times and locations
for all qualifying individuals to have their
taxes prepared. Tese are just a few of the
advantages of using the services provided
by the Tax Center.”
Addressing the issue of walk-in services,
Herniak said, “Although the Area IV Tax
Centers have been able to take almost
every walk-in customer so far, please keep
in mind the initial tax deadline of April
15th. Te centers will be very busy as the
deadline draws near so you are encouraged
to plan ahead, and come in early to have
your taxes completed.”
By Mary Grimes
USAG Daegu Public Affairs
Not unique to personnel serving in
Korea, Tax Center services are also available
at such locations as Germany and Hawaii.
“Te Army ofers tax fling services to aid
qualifying individuals in completing their
tax returns on time, and without having
to battle signifcant logistical and fnancial
issues such as travelling back to the United
States,” explained Herniak.
Wrapping up his update on tax center
operations Herniak said it is important
that flers understand the matter of June
extensions. “Qualifying individuals overseas
have an extra two months to fle past the April
15th deadline. However, individuals should
be aware that this is an extension to fle, not
an extension to pay. If the fler owes tax,
interest and penalties still will be assessed.
“One final note, the Legal Assistance
Ofce would like to encourage all qualifying
individuals to utilize the services provided by
the Area IV Tax Centers. As we become busier
and busier, please plan ahead and make an
appointment to ensure you do not waste a
trip to a tax center location,” he said.
DAEGU GARRISON —It is a known
fact for those of us who are in the Army, that
running is something that we do. It is also
a fact that some of us enjoy running, and
even love the competition of a race. If the
athlete who is competing in a race stands
any chance of winning, he must focus on
the fnish, and ignore the distractions that
could impede his progress.
Tat same concentrated efort and that
same type of focus must be present when
attempting to attain the goal of Christ
likeness. Te Apostle Paul was well aware
of those dangers. Tat’s why he said, “I do
not regard myself as having laid hold of it
yet; but one thing I do; forgetting what lies
behind and reaching forward to what lies
ahead” (Philippians 3:13).
How do you avoid the distractions of
the world? You do so by developing these
two attitudes: First, forget your past. As
a runner approaches the starting line, his
past performances have no bearing on the
race he is preparing to run. Te same thing
is true when we run the spiritual race in
pursuit of Christ--the past is completely
irrelevant. Your successes and failures in
the past are insignifcant to the present, let
alone the future. You can’t evaluate your
usefulness by your former virtuous deeds
and achievements in ministry; neither
should you be debilitated by past sins and
Second, reach for the goal. Instead of
looking back, a good runner is always
“reaching forward to what lies ahead”
(Philippians 3:13). Te Greek word for
“reaching forward” refers to an intense
stretching to the limit of one’s capacity.
Camps Henry, Walker
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CHAPLAI N from Page 27
To run like that, you must forget the past
and concentrate only on the goal ahead. To
efectively pursue Christ, you must focus all
your concentration on becoming like him.
Paul was highly motivated in his pursuit
of Christ: “I press on toward the goal for the
prize of the upward call of God in Christ
Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). He was motivated
by spiritual matters; he was not caught up
in material comforts and worldly pursuits.
His goal was to be like Christ, and he would
receive his reward when God’s upward call
came. Christ likeness is both the goal and
the prize we pursue.
Every believer ought to have the attitude
that he or she is not perfect, “not that
I have already obtained all this, or have
already been made perfect” (Philippians
3:12). Those who have that perspective
regarding their spirituality will be ready
to respond positively to God’s correction.
But if you have the wrong attitude about
your spirituality, if you’re content with the
current level of your spiritual growth, then
God will reveal your true condition. He
might do so through chastening or through
trails to build and strengthen your faith and
trust in him.
No one can win a race with intermittent
efort. Christ likeness cannot be reached with
that kind of efort either--it is an ongoing
pursuit. So Paul says, “Let us keep living
by that same standard to which we have
attained” (Philippians 3:16). Te Greek verb
translated “keep living” refers to walking in
line. Just as a runner must stay in his lane
and keep up the same efort until he reaches
the fnish, you must stay in line spiritually
and keep moving forward toward the goal
of Christ likeness.
MAY 22, 2009

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